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Salut Museum


IMTO Restorations

With the aim of preserving and making the site of Salut enjoyable for visitors, the Italian Mission has carried out since the beginning a refined work of extensive restoration in parallel with the excavating activity.
The internal walls on site are made of mudbricks, constantly exposed to atmospheric agents, therefore are fragile and perishable, and subjected to erosion. To avoid these risks the surface of the mud-bricks walls has been plastered in such a way that the old plaster is distinguishable from the new one.
The dry stone structures, for a large part collapsed, have been rebuilt, restored and consolidated as well, together with the site enclosure walls and the external Bronze Age tower.